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Jadeite Brushpot with Plum Branch

Jadeite Brushpot with Plum Branch


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1950: Item # 1424518
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Emeryville, CA 94608
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Hand carved celadon green jadeite brush pot, bǐtǒng with incised and bas relief design of blossoming branches and on stump-like incised lines on bottom. Some lighter inclusions to body. Overall very good condition.
A brush pot (Chinese: 笔筒; pinyin: bǐtǒng) is a container for holding the brushes used by scribes for Chinese calligraphy. These are typically carved from bamboo or jade with ornate motifs symbolizing concepts such as longevity.

Republic Period, circa 1950s

Size 7 1/8" H x 5 1/2" x 5"